Saturday 7th January, 2006


$400 VIP tickets missing...ahead of tonight’s Junior Gong concert

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By Essiba Small

An employee of Cache’s Gulf City Mall, La Romaine branch, was still in shock yesterday following Thursday’s bold theft of VIP tickets for tonight’s Junior Gong concert.

The female employee, who was too embarrassed to give her name, said the incident occurred at around 4 pm while she was attending to a customer.

“I usually keep my tickets under the counter. But there were so many people coming and going that day, I left them on the counter.”

She added that she had only turned around to exchange a pair of shoes for a customer and when she turned around again the tickets were gone.

“It happened so quickly it left me stupid.”

Ninety-seven tickets, priced at $400 each, were stolen. The promoters of the Peace Festival concert, of which Junior Gong is the headline act, said they were notified of the ticket theft by Cache and will be dealing with the matter accordingly.

“We know the numbers on the stolen tickets so anybody coming with them at the show will be turned away,” a spokesman for the show’s promoters said.

Grammy-nominated Gong, born Damian Marley, is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley. He is currently riding a wave of musical success with his album Welcome to Jamrock.

Also performing at tonight’s Peace Festival concert, scheduled for Soca Broadway, Hasely Crawford Stadium, are local acts Iwer George, Maximus Dan, KMC and his Red White and Black band and Bunji Garlin and the Asylum.

Showtime is 9 pm.




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